Color me intrigued by this one. While Guy Ritchie has always been a very current film maker and I have more than a little trouble seeing him making a period film I’m more than willing to make an exception in the case of Sherlock Holmes. Why? Well, beyond the very obvious British-ness of the character Holmes is such a study in contrasts with so many characteristics that play to Ritchie’s strengths - a habitual drug user, blazingly intelligent and quick witted, always in conflict with larger forces - that I think this has the potential to work incredibly well. Throw in the brilliant casting of Robert Downey Jr as Holmes himself - pretty much an autobiographical role - Jude Law as Watson, plus the hugely under rated Mark Strong and you’ve got a stellar core.
And any fear that Ritchie may be reining himself in has pretty »
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